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Vacation rentals in Kota Kinabalu

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Condo in Kota Kinabalu
JQ1 -Sunset Seaview -King Bed -Free Park -TV Box
Our apartment at Jesselton Quay offers a stunning ocean/ sunset view. Airport is 20 mins drive, Jesselton Pier, Jesselton Duty Free, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and Gaya Street is within 5-10 minutes walk . Handicraft Market are within 10 min by Grab. Guests can enjoy 30% discount on golf at the Sutera Harbor Golf Club. 从公寓,您可以瞭望漂亮的海景及璀璨日落。机场是15分钟的车程。 5-10 分钟步行到离岛码头,曙光商场和加雅街,工艺品市场都在10分钟内车程。欢迎入住我们舒适的公寓 , 享受沙巴的阳光和地道美食。Have fun with the whole family at this stylish place.
$41 per night
Rental unit in Kota Kinabalu
Mam's Home T2-Sea View
Your getaway place to a stylishly furnished and peaceful unit with mind & soul calming view. - Cozy Bedrooms (King and Queen Bed) - Clean toilet with heater installed. - Fully Equipped kitchen (Fridge, Microwave, Induction cooker, washing machine) - Dining area. - Relaxing living room. - Android TV with Netflix. - Wifi - 3 Air conditioner and 2 Ceiling fans. - Complimentary Parking - Easy access to City center, Gaya Street, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall and ITCC.
$44 per night
Condo in Kota Kinabalu
Sunset Living Apartment @ Jesselton Quay Citypads
地址 Jesselton Quay Citypad Tower 2 Jalan Tun Fuad Stephen 88000 Kota Kinabalu Relax and experience undeniable comfort at Sunset Living Apartment, a stylish lifestyle apartment centrally-located in the heart of KK City and a stone throw away to shopping destinations and lush islands. Beautifully furnished with earth and gold toned decorations and large glass windows for the best sunrise/sunset views that KK has to offer.
$48 per night

Stay near Kota Kinabalu's top sights

Jesselton Point58 locals recommend
Tanjung Aru Beach74 locals recommend
Oceanus Waterfront Mall51 locals recommend
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque63 locals recommend
ITCC5 locals recommend
Kota Kinabalu Central Market13 locals recommend

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Premium Sea View Studio@The Shore KK C1
$38 per night
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Sunset Seaview 6 - JQ | City Center | 5pax | 2Room
$54 per night
Serviced apartment in Kota Kinabalu
Seaview serviced suites - The Shore CBD@KK
$59 per night
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Deluxe Studio Suites Sunset Seaview 1-2
$41 per night

Your guide to Kota Kinabalu

All About Kota Kinabalu

Featuring stunning islands set in cerulean waters, a bustling coastline, and Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of the state of Sabah. Partly surrounded by rainforest, the town itself is home to vibrant markets, a modern boardwalk, and a waterfront mosque. Despite being a rapidly modernizing city, the past is preserved here through historical sites like the Petagas War Memorial Garden, which honors fallen resistors of Japanese occupation during WWII, and the Double Six Monument — a striking white arch that commemorates Sabah’s late Chief Minister. The city also houses several art galleries along with the Sabah Islamic Civilization Museum, where you’ll find intricate brass antiques under its five domes, and the Sabah State Museum, which is home to galleries focusing on archaeology and natural history. There are plenty of restaurants and bars offering a wide array of cuisines at the waterfront, where you can enjoy dinner with a spectacular view.

Just outside the city, you’ll find white-sand beaches leading to calm, clear water, hot springs where you can soak after a long day of hiking, and wetlands where you can take a river cruise through the mangrove forests. There are several unspoiled islands off Kota Kinabalu’s coast, and you can reach them by ferry or boat for a day of tranquil sunbathing and watersports.

Kota Kinabalu is also known as the gateway to Borneo, the third-largest island in the world that is almost entirely overrun by rainforest and features incredible biodiversity.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu has great hiking trails and stunning beaches, making this city attractive all year round. Given its tropical location, the weather in Kota Kinabalu remains hot and humid all year, and there is a chance of rain at any time, so always be prepared with an umbrella and be sure to pack proper shoes.

If you are an experienced hiker and want to have a better chance of spotting orangutans out in the wild, you should book a trip between March and October. This period also offers clear weather, blooming flowers, and minimal rainfall, creating a beautiful atmosphere for outdoor recreation.

Alternatively, if you are hoping to spend your days on the beach, renting a house in Kota Kinabalu anytime between April and December is ideal. During this time, the waterfront comes alive, with art and music festivals and cultural programs happening along the coast. Sabah’s Harvest Festival runs for the whole month of May with rice wine and traditional dances.

Top things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Malaysia, stands over 13,000 feet tall at the center of Kinabalu National Park. A trek to the top of Mount Kinabalu is a two-day adventure with mountain accommodations along the way where you can stop for rest and food. From the summit, you’ll be rewarded for your efforts by exquisite views of the Sabah region.

Kinabalu Handicraft Market

Kinabalu’s Handicraft Market, located along the scenic waterfront, is a popular place to pick up handmade souvenirs and gifts. You’ll find signature items, such as sarongs, pearl jewelry, and traditional instruments like the sompoton alongside one-of-a-kind handmade gifts.

Tanjung Aru Beach

Between the peaceful pockets of Tanjung Aru Perdana Park and Prince Philip Park in the south of town, this 1.3-mile expanse of coastline is fringed by aru and palm trees. Bring a frisbee and join the locals in the late afternoon sun or grab some satay at a street food stall and watch kites and blue-naped parrots zig zag across the sky.

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